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Name: LUMLEY CASTLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/07/1870
Completed: 24/09/1870
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 65
Dimensions: 1670grt, 1076nrt, 276.3 x 33.1 x 23.9ft
Engines: C2cyl (28 & 56 x 36ins), 230nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 9.0knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 60567
History:
1870 Northumberland Steam Shipping Co Ltd, North Shields
20/12/1880 Wrecked
Comments Built “on spec” and sold after launch
Contract Price: £25,000; Profit £3207-7s-4d
05/03/1872: Collided with T & J Harrison’s ATLANTA (2299/63) in the Straits of Gibraltar.
At the inquiry both ships were found to be equally to blame
20/12/1880: Wrecked off Horns reef due to a navigation error & became a total loss.
On a voyage between New Orleans and Reval with a cargo of cotton